Sarah Alexander

1743–1797 (Age 54)
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

Sarah Alexander was born in 1743. She had at least 5 sons and 8 daughters with Benjamin or Benajah Smith. She died in 1797, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin or Benajah Smith
Sarah Alexander
1743–1797
Bedaiah Smith
1766–
Franky Smith
1771–
Elizabeth Smith
1778–
Mildred Milly Smith
1779–
Frances Smith
1784–1816
Robert Matthews Smith
1790–
Margaret Smith
1773–
Mary Smith
1774–1820
William Smith
1778–
Margaret Elizabeth Smith
1780–1829
Nancy Smith
1782–
Alexander Smith
1785–
Alexander Smith
1794–

Spouse and Children

Children

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World Events (4)

1776
Age 33
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777
Age 34
Historical Boundaries 1777: Wilkes, Georgia, United States
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 43
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Mc Allister
Alejandro
Alessandro
Alexandre
Anderberg
Axelrod
D’Alessandro
Iskandar
Lekas
Lexa
McAllister
Oleksa
Sand
Sandel
Sander
Sanderson
Sandor
Saunders
Saunderson
Skender

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Alexander - death: before 1797; Wilkes, Georgia, United States

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